Online Business Startup

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Launching a Fast, Lean and Profitable Online Venture
Narrated by: Craig Beck
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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Online Business Startup isn't just a how-to guide in online marketing or SEO.... It contains everything an experienced entrepreneur wished he had known when he started in business. We are flooded with so much information in the digital world that it distracts us from the fundamentals of starting up and running a lean business. This book is ultimately an answer to the question "how can we quickly implement proven strategies for my online business and avoid all the noise?"

Online Business Startup will teach you:

  • Everything you need to start an online business without the wasted time, money, and effort
  • How to find a trustworthy, reliable digital agency and guarantee a return on your investment
  • The seven best tools for auditing and improving your website
  • How to plan and implement a successful social media strategy

©2015 Robin Waite (P)2016 Robin Waite

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Over rated in my opinion

Would you try another book from Robin Waite and/or Craig Beck?

Probably not he was way to complicated.

Would you ever listen to anything by Robin Waite again?

No.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Craig Beck?

Narrator was fine.

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This book did not hold my interest because it was way to complicated from the beginning. I did not find the content interesting at all. Long and boring.

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Great performance

The narrator keeps this dry material from getting too boring. I learned a lot and highly recommend this book.

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Well done and narrated

Clear and synthetic with many good links I fully recommend it to readers which have a basic knowledge of he subject.

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Excellent book! You must fet it also in paper.

Here is all you need to know about how to start your online business. It describes step by step, so you can go easily on this. I will also buy itin paper.

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  • 03-09-16

GREAT RESOURCE

I found this to be extremely helpful to have in my library of books for my online business,

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-18-16

Excellent guide to taking your business online

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Starting and building a business is a messy process.
This book does an excellent job of tidying things up so you are aware of each and every step as well as the best order in which to do things so you can successfully launch and grow your business online.
The book goes into great depth on the things you need to think about when setting up a business website. It provides great detail on what you need to consider if you are building the site yourself and also outlines what you will need to communicate with and expect from your web-developer to ensure your online business works for you effectively.
On top of this, the book explains which social media channels you need to plug in to to boost traffic and get found by your customers and introduces online tools and a strategy for creating and sharing content across all channels with minimal effort from you the business owner. In other words, how to get all the benefits with minimal time cost to you.
For someone thinking about starting a new business, this book is essential reading to help you figure out what needs to be done and when. It will bring clarity to what can be a very confusing process.
If you are already in business, this book is something that you will wish you’d read when you were getting started. No matter where you are in your business development, reading the book will allow you to identify the missing gaps that need plugging as well as providing you with tips, tricks and tools for improving your systems, your thinking and ultimately your profits.
In summary, this is a useful map against which you can compare where you are in your business with where you’d like to be and then follow the clear steps outlined to get you there.
The narrator is very clear and even when listened to at triple speed you can hear every word.
I will listen again and take notes so I can start implementing some of these strategies in my businesses.

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  • chris
  • 02-02-16

Not for the existing online business owner

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This is not for people who are actively engaged in online business as you are likely doing all the things mentioned in this book. This is for the absolute novice beginner looking to enter the online business world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-18

Great book. Loads of valuable information!

Great book. Loads of information, tools and resources in plain English. and very easy to understand reader.
Highly recommended.

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  • Gareth
  • 01-14-18

Basic but useful advice

The book offers basic or fairly generic advice on setting up an online business - and is mainly focused on building a website and a social media presence. It isn’t a guide on how to create a product offering or build an startup company. The title would more appropriately be “How to create a great company website”.

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  • M.G.
  • 09-28-16

brilliant fantastic and informative!

loved it. best audio book so far. Great for SME'S, good information on building social media accounts!

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  • Claire Perry
  • 02-05-16

Brilliant introduction to the essentials of starting up online

Excellent insight into all the things you will need to know from an online perspective when setting up in business.

I particular liked the section about getting a website built as this is such a difficult area without direction and knowing what questions to be asking .

Thanks for the insights and the tips.

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  • Kieran McLoughlin
  • 02-05-20

Really solid introduction to online business

Prior to reading this book, I was intending and starting my new site and working with it. Now, I'm scheduling to re-read this book again and take notes before I do so. Full of really great information and practical steps, I feel like I've learned some great insights that wouldn't have occurred to me otherwise. throughly recommend other small business owners to read through this before launching/re-launching a website. Craig Beck's narration is solid too.

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  • Christopher Nicholson
  • 01-23-20

full of great tips

great tips and hints for anyone looking to startup online, from a very experienced author

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  • Jean Rauwers
  • 12-02-19

Outdated info regarding technology

I am a Software Engineer for the past 6 years and found bits of this book bit outdated, regarding technical advices.

The author provides many example based on he’s company. But too obvious on my point of view.

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  • scott
  • 01-21-18

A must listen

You won’t be disappointed with this book. The narrator is brilliant at the storytelling

Highly recommended

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  • Brenton
  • 04-21-16

Author's story building websites for his clients.

What would have made Online Business Startup better?

This author is self-absorbed in his writing. He spends a good 3rd of the book talking about how wordpress is not as good as the CMS he uses to build websites for his clients PLUS all the annoying things he dislikes about his difficult clients. NOT enjoyable listening, more of a sales pitch to go with him instead of web designers on fiverr etc. Some useful information is scattered around the book though.

Would you ever listen to anything by Robin Waite again?

Good narration.